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Water Issues With Sunrooms And Finished Basements For Dummies

Jul 18, 2008
It is not uncommon for people to have rooms added onto their homes to provide them with more living space. If there is a basement in the home, many times the owners will choose to renovate and use it to make additional living space or have a sunroom put on. Either one of these ways are great to get extra square footage. The only issue in doing either of these projects is to make sure that they are done correctly.

When a person intends to finish out a basement to use as additional living space in the home, there are certain things that need to be looked into beforehand. The main issue is water. If there is any evidence that your basement has water or moisture coming into it from anywhere, it must be addressed before you go any further. It can be caused from several different reasons. You might be able to find the problem easily and correct it if it comes from a plumbing problem, from moisture from upstairs, or maybe even a poorly ventilated dryer installed in the basement itself.

If the water is pouring or dripping in because of a crack in your foundation somewhere, this can be a little harder to resolve. If the crack is visible, then you might get instructions on how to make a minor repair yourself. If the crack is not visible and you can not determine how the water is coming in, then it would be wise to contact a water damage professional to find and repair the problem for you.

Adding a sunroom is also a great thing to add value to your home and provide more room that people love to use, but only if they are constructed correctly as well. The majority of the time, people will buy a sunroom from a company that might come prefabricated. The installation of the sunroom may or may not be included in the price. It is recommended to use a professional installer whether from the company that you purchased the sunroom from or one of your own choosing.

Before you make final payment on the installation or the sunroom if installation was included, you need to make sure that it was done correctly so that you will not have any leaking resulting from faulty installation. If there is, the installer should be responsible for correcting the problem. Even if your sunroom is installed correctly and shows no signs of leaking, they could develop later. You need to know how long your warranty is for and if it covers future repairs or inspections.
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